Tristram Trussie Covington

23 January 1816–20 October 1894 (Age 78)
Hebron Twp, Marlboro, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Tristram Trussie

When Tristram Trussie Covington was born on 23 January 1816, in Hebron Twp, Marlboro, South Carolina, United States, his father, William S Covington, was 38 and his mother, Mary Nancy Bridges, was 37. He married Nancy Thomas about 1840, in Marlboro, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in South Carolina, United States in 1870 and Hebron, Marlboro, South Carolina, United States in 1880. He died on 20 October 1894, in Marlboro, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Hebron Cemetery, Clio, Marlboro, South Carolina, United States.

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Tristram Trussie Covington
Nancy Thomas
Marriage: about 1840
James Thomas Covington
Isadora J Covington
William Jennings Covington
Sallie Covington
Henry Kemper Covington SR

Spouse and Children

about 1840
Marlboro, South Carolina, United States



    Isadora J Covington


    William Jennings Covington


    Sallie Covington



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World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 3

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1822 · Slave Rebellion

Age 6

"On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called ""the rising."" The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it."

Age 30

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name from Covinton in Lanarkshire, first recorded in the late 12th century in the Latin form Villa Colbani, and twenty years later as Colbaynistun. By 1422 it had been collapsed to Cowantoun, and at the end of the 15th century it first appears in the form Covingtoun. It is nevertheless clearly named with the personal name Colban ( see Coleman 1) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure’; Colban was a follower of David, Prince of Cumbria, in about 1120 .2 English: habitational name from a place in Huntingdonshire (now Cambridgeshire) named Covington, from an Old English personal name Cofa + Old English -ingdenoting association + tūn ‘settlement’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Tristram Covington, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Tristram Covington, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Tristram Covington, "United States Census, 1860"

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